Board of Directors

 

Dr. Vladimir Zrazhewski


Non-Executive Director - Chairman

Professional Experience:
Vladimir Zrazhewski has over 25 years of professional experience in banking and finance. From 2011 to 2019, he was Deputy CEO of RCB Bank Ltd in Cyprus. Prior to that, Dr. Zrazhewski held numerous top management positions at various banks in Russia: M2M Private Bank, Expobank, Lоко-Bank, Neftechimbank. Dr. Zrazhewski started his banking career in 1993 in the Central Bank of Russia.

Vladimir Zrazhewski is a Doctor of Economics and the author of over 35 publications.

Qualifications:
2008, Doctorate in Economics (Saint Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics)
1997, PhD in Economics (Lomonosov Moscow State University)
1993, Degree in Economics (Lomonosov Moscow State University)

Ziad Al-Amin


Executive Director - Chief Executive Officer

Professional Experience:
Ziad Al-Amin is a skilled banker with over 20 years of international experience. He started his career with SBC Warburg Dillon Read (later UBS) in London. He had a 15-year career as investment banker with UBS AG (UK) in numerous senior positions. Early in his career, Mr. Al-Amin also worked for Merrill Lynch. In 2012, he joined VTB Capital as Executive Director for the Middle East region. Mr. Alamin also served as the head of Dubai office for RCB Bank Ltd.

Qualifications:
1996, Masters in Money and Banking (American University of Beirut, Lebanon)
1993, Bachelor of Arts (in Economics) (American University of Beirut, Lebanon)

Vladimir Ostrovskiy


Non-Executive Independent Director

Professional Experience:
Vladimir Ostrovskiy has a successful career in the banking industry, both as an advisor and executive in major banks as well as an independent asset manager. He joined NeftechimBank in 1993 and developed his 25-year career in ProbusinessBank, Vneshtorgbank, Bank of Cyprus, UniastrumBank and RCB Bank.

Qualifications:
1997, Ph.D. in Economics (Moscow State University, Russia)
1993, BA in International Economics (Moscow State University, Russia)

Nicolas Anastasis Neophytou


Non-Executive Independent Director

Professional Experience:
Nicolas Anastasis Neophytou started his career in 1976 in Arthur C Heyward & Co, a firm of Chartered Accountants in London where he qualified as ACCA and gained experience in the fields of audit, corporate and personal taxation. From 1989 till his retirement in 2013, Nicolas A. Neophytou was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, heading Tax department and Global Corporate Services department of the company’s office in Limassol. Since his retirement, Nicolas A. Neophytou is serving on the board of several multinational companies in diverse industries including Energy, Agriculture, Banking, Estate and Private investment sectors.

Qualifications:
ACCA, FCCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom)
Business studies (East London University, London, United Kingdom

Vladimir Sokolov


Non-Executive Independent Director

Professional Experience:
Mr Sokolov started his financial career in the Central Bank of Russia, where he hold different positions such as Deputy Treasurer, Managing Director of the International Monetary Department and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee. Mr Sokolov was also a member of the Supervisory Board of the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange. In 2010, Vladimir Sokolov became the member of the Supervisory Board of VTB Bank (Austria) AG followed by his appointment as a member of the International Board of Banco Finantia (Portugal). In 2016-2018, he served as a non-executive director of the Supervisory Board of VTB Bank (Austria) AG.

Qualifications:
1993, Degree in Economics (Lomonosov Moscow State University)
1987, Degree in Mathematics (Lomonosov Moscow State University)
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